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 Santa Ana Unified School District                     Career Technical Education Partnership

Mission Statement: To provide exemplary career technical education

and workforce preparation that contribute to student academic and career success

and to the economic development of our community.
- July 2013 -

Celebration of Another Successful Year

The 2012-13 school year was quite eventful for CTE-ROP. At the beginning of the school year, we survived a move to two different locations, Valley and Santa Ana High Schools as we continued to serve over 7,000 high school students in the Santa Ana Unified School District. Here are some of the highlights of the year:

*CTE Facts 2012-13

• Over *7,000 students in the SAUSD participated in
CTE-ROP classes during the 2012-13 school year.
• Over 300 CTE-ROP classes were offered at 6 locations.
• 10 CTE-ROP courses satisfy the a-g UC/CSU entrance requirements. Approximately *1800 students completed a UC approved a-g CTE course.
• Over 20 CTE-ROP courses articulate with community colleges. Approximately *2500 students completed a CTE articulated course.

CTE Competitions

Culinary Arts Academy students from Valley won National Championship of the “Cooking Up Change” competition for the 2nd consecutive year! Congratulations to Ms. Aguilar and the students!

Engineering Design Academy students from Century win 1st place at the California State Fair! Century’s 3-D printed RC rocket powered car won 1st place in the Electronics & Energies Group category and the Parallax Award at the State Fair. The Engineering students also took 2nd place in the “RapidTech HS 3D Printing Competition” at the Orange County Youth Fair. Engineering Design teacher, Mr. Nusbickel was the ACDE 2013 Spotlight Award Architect Mentor of the Year. Congratulations to Mr. Nusbickel and his winning engineering students!

Photography Contest

Assembly member Tom Daly invited high school students from the 69th Assembly District to participate in a photography contest that capture the moments in their community. Santa Ana students had 8 of the top 10 photographs which will be on display at Assembly member Tom Daly’s District office for the remainder of the year. Digital Photography students from Segerstrom and Saddleback took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Congratulations Mr. Gamnig, Mr. Russo and students!

Industry Certification

Certifications show that students have acquired the skills needed in specific areas and provide career paths that can lead to advancements in college and career. Over *700 students received an industry recognized certificate, mainly in the Healthcare Industry-CPR Card. This year two students from the Engineering Academy at Valley received their Solidworks Certification. The 3-hour comprehensive on-line assessment tests for understanding of drafting, reading blueprints, engineering design, and mechanical assembly. We are very proud of Mr. Vu and his 2 students for this accomplishment!


Nearly * 500 students participated in the internship program during the year. Students who have successfully completed core training in a career pathway have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills gained in class, to on-the-job training in a professional setting. Over 300 businesses and healthcare providers in Santa Ana offer internship opportunities to CTE-ROP students in the SAUSD.


Scholarship Program

Nearly $50,000 in scholarships was awarded to 57 college-bound seniors who were involved in a CTE career pathway! Donors of the scholarships included the Assistance League of Santa Ana, Santa Ana ROP Scholarship Fund, Career Beginnings Mentoring Program, Bridgestone/Firestone Automotive Scholarship and more. See the attachment for more information on the scholarship recipients.

SAUSD Top 100 Scholars

Of the Top 100 Scholars this year, 36 took a CTE course!


*Exact figures will be reported in October 2013.
For more information on CTE/ROP, visit the ROP webpage on the SAUSD website under schools.

Message from the Director
We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students, teachers, and staff. Stay tuned for more activity during the 2013-14 school year as we move forward with Career Pathways at the high schools.
Pat Carter
Last Modified on July 9, 2013